USL Orlando Team to be Announced in Press Conference Monday
On Friday IMS reported that Phil Rawlins, the owner of the Aztex located in Austin, Texas would be moving his team to Orlando, Florida after acquiring new investors/owners. It was also reported the team would play in the new USL Pro league scheduled to begin in the summer of 2011.
Later on Friday the Aztex released a statement that neither confirmed or denied the IMS story. Instead, the statement said: “At this point in time, there is nothing concrete to report on that front, but we will continue to pursue all of our options and will make an announcement as soon as anything is solidified.”
Now, less than three days later, the United Soccer Leagues released a statement at 6:30 am ET this morning that a press conference will be held on Monday afternoon in Orlando concerning the new soccer team that will play in that city in 2011.
The release states that: Steve Donner and Phil Rawlins from Orlando Sports Holdings will be on hand to announce news that will change the soccer and professional sports landscapes of the City of Orlando. Also on hand will be the club’s first head coach.
The team will also unveil their new name. The organization will also detail the ownership group for the organization.
It’s believed that USL will be making an announcement today or in the upcoming days that outlines numerous English teams that are investing in USL Pro teams. Rumored are Stoke City and several English Championship League teams.